German GP Saturday Minardi notes

Gaston Mazzacane: "Today’s qualifying session turned out to be so tough for everybody, not only for us. In order to exploit better the track conditions, not too wet at the beginning, we went for a dry tyres strategy considering that, due to the...

Gaston Mazzacane:
"Today’s qualifying session turned out to be so tough for everybody, not only for us. In order to exploit better the track conditions, not too wet at the beginning, we went for a dry tyres strategy considering that, due to the nature of this track, the tyre choice may be decisive to avoid mistakes that could cost dearly under such anomalous weather conditions. I took to track at the beginning of the session, but there was too much traffic and I did not put in a good timed lap, as a result. On my second attempt the track was almost dry but it started to pour with rain before I could complete a full lap. I feel nonetheless satisfied with my car’s handling which was very good in the morning’s free practice. This leads me to be confident for tomorrow, as long as it will be a dry race!."

Jordi Gene:
"Today we were so unlucky. On my first run I wrongly decided to wear wet tyres; I knew that it was a risky choice, but I also knew that I could take an advantage from this; the time I set was not too bad but then cars were quicker than me on dry tyres. Unfortunately, on my third run a problem occurred on the gearbox and I was forced to leave the car on track and go back into the pit, when the track conditions were probably the most favourable of the whole session. In the end I took to track on the spare-car; I could possibly improve my position but I experienced an engine failure. It is really a shame because this morning the car was not bad at all. Tomorrow things can only get better!."

The T-car (chassis 01) for tomorrow's race is prepared for Gastón Mazzacane.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Gaston Mazzacane , Jordi Gene
Teams Minardi